Mr. Willie Robert Cumberlander, 79, of Manor Nursing Home, Statesville, NC, passed peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2023.
Widower of Mrs. Elmer Palmer Cumberlander, he was born July 28, 1943, in Cherokee County, to Mr. Casey Cumberlander, Sr. and Mrs. Maggie Bennett Cumberlander.
At an early age, he was converted and accepted Jesus as his Savior, attending Mt. Tabor Baptist Church during his youth. Throughout his adult life, he lived in many cities that include Washington, DC, Gaffney, SC and Statesville, NC.
Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife and parents; two sons, Mr. Willie “Buddy” Cumberlander Jr. and Mr. Calvin Cumberlander; two brothers, Mr. Casey Cumberlander Jr. and William Cumberlander Sr.; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.
Left to cherish many fond and loving memories: one daughter Mrs. Elvon (Mark) Belin of Chicago, IL; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Yeldell, of Capital Heights, MD; two brothers, Deacon Johnny (Dorothy) Cumberlander Sr. of Gaffney, SC, and Mr. Darnell (Phyllis) Cumberlander of Washington, DC; four additional sisters in law, Mrs. Shirley Baxter of Gaffney, SC, Mrs. Helen Smith and Mrs. Toni Cumberlander both of Washington, DC., and Mrs. Louise Thomas of Spartanburg, SC. an uncle, Mr. Aubrey Cumberlander of Suffolk, VA. three aunts, Ms. Ann Cumberlander of Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Maggie Cumberlander and Mrs. Christine Cumberlander of Buffalo, New York; one granddaughter, Ms. Malinda Belin and one grandson, Mr. Mark Belin Jr. both of Chicago, IL, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 25th, at 2:00 p.m., in the Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rv. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating. The family will receive friends in The Gilmore Mortuary on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his brother, Deacon Johnny Cumberlander, 126 Brittany Road, Gaffney, SC.